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Celtic difference maker revealed with ‘masterful’ tribute

The Aussie netted the equalizer in the 2-1 win despite being a constant threat during his time on the pitch, especially in the first half.

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“The only player who really made a difference was Tom Rogic, especially in the first 45 minutes,” he said.

Celtic’s Tom Rogic impressed in the win over Rangers. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group)

“He was playing in the pockets in front of the four Rangers defenders, he was picking the ball up, I thought he was a different class.”

Rogic has been hugely impressive under fellow countryman Ange Postecoglou. He is one game away from making the most appearances in a single season for Celtic since signing for the club in 2013.

The goal against Rangers was his sixth of the season and another moment he showed his ability in the club’s big games.

Many expected Matt O’Riley to start ahead of Rogic after his impact in the teams’ previous encounter at Celtic Park.

“But Postecoglou went with Rogic and the payoff was great,” Chris Sutton wrote in his Daily Record Column. “Everyone knows my feelings about Rogic and it was all there again from him.

“Touch and balance. Serenity and authority. His goal could have been a fairly simple finish, but that’s just the way he does it. Stress free where others panic.

“Rogic was one of the real success stories of Postecoglou’s reign and it was a masterful performance just when his boss needed it.”

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